“Rhodes Industries” (Daft’s Organization Theory & Design, Pp. 249)

“Rhodes Industries” (Daft’s Organization Theory & Design, Pp. 249)

1. What is Rhodes’ current structure? What advantages and disadvantages does this structure have? Review the theory and clearly indicate in your homework which of these pros/cons are typical of this type of structure, according to the theory.

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2. What type of structure is the so-called “Proposed Worldwide Business Manager Structure”? Use the theory to discuss its potential advantages and disadvantages.

3. What type of structure is the so-called “Proposed Product Director Structure”? Use the theory to discussits potential advantages and disadvantages.

4. Which of the two structures would be a better fit for Rhodes Industries? Is there another structure that could be a better fit than the two structures proposed by the consultant? Justify your response using the discussion of the previous questions.

MGMT443, Assignment 6 (Individual assignment, 10 points)

I. Read the case “Rhodes Industries” (Daft’s Organization Theory & Design, pp. 249). I strongly recommend highlighting and taking notes as you read to facilitate your understanding.

 

II. Follow this structure in your paper:  In the top of the page, include your full name and section number (01 or 02).  Questions will be graded considering the extent to which your response is informed by theory, the

case itself, and the clarity and grammar of your response (see rubric in the next page).

 Your response to the questions below must be typed and submitted through Turnitin (don’t forget to click “submit” before you close BBL; otherwise, your submission will not go through).

 The homework will be discussed in class. Bringing a copy of your responses is recommended to facilitate your participation in discussion.

 

III. Answer the questions below: This final assignment will be graded with special rigor. Exercises that do not include a thorough discussion of the theory to inform each response will receive a low grade:

1. What is Rhodes’ current structure? What advantages and disadvantages does this structure have? Review the theory and clearly indicate in your homework which of these pros/cons are typical of this type of structure, according to the theory.

2. What type of structure is the so-called “Proposed Worldwide Business Manager Structure”? Use the theory to

discuss its potential advantages and disadvantages.

3. What type of structure is the so-called “Proposed Product Director Structure”? Use the theory to discuss its potential advantages and disadvantages.

4. Which of the two structures would be a better fit for Rhodes Industries? Is there another structure that

could be a better fit than the two structures proposed by the consultant? Justify your response using the discussion of the previous questions.

 

IV. Grading Rubric:

 

Critical Thinking

(6 points)

 

Answers are based on theory, not opinion

 

Always Almost always Sometimes Critical Problems

Answers reflect thorough knowledge of the case and critical selection of information pertaining to the question.

Always Almost always Sometimes Critical Problems

Clarity, grammar, and

appearance (4 points)

Grammar is always correct. Always Almost always Often Critical Problems Words are always correctly spelled. Always Almost always Often Critical Problems Arguments are clear and structured. Always Almost always Often Critical Problems Writing is professional. Always Almost always Often Critical Problems

 

 

  • II. Follow this structure in your paper:
  • IV. Grading Rubric: